Keith Allen-Shirtcliffe

BSc (Hons) MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

Keith specialises in musculoskeletal disorders, especially sports and spinal injuries and has undertaken extensive postgraduate training including sports specific courses, acupuncture and soft tissue treatment. As a keen triathlete, Keith has a particular interest in the analysis of human movement, promoting efficient body mechanics and the prevention of injury. He believes it is important to get an athlete back training quickly but safely and has a fantastic record of doing this with athletes from the amateur to the elite.

This is not to say that Keith only works with athletes. He doesn’t. Kieth has worked extensively on his skill set and knowledge base over 20 plus years and has a unique ability to seek out the root cause of chronic and long term aches and pains. It is this type of long term issue that Keith particularly specialises in and loves working out the often missed subtleties and complexities that can cause issues, sometimes far away from the site of the pain or dysfunction. This can be spinal, neck, shoulder, pelvis or leg – it doesn’t matter.

Keith is kind and caring with a wicked sense of humour that helps to make every treatment session relaxed.

Keith qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1997 with a BSc (Hons) degree from Coventry University and has worked extensively in the NHS as a Senior Physiotherapist working alongside Orthopaedic Consultants and overseeing the rehabilitation of post-operative and fracture patients. He has also run rehabilitation classes for people needing to improve their spinal stability.

Keith has also worked extensively in elite sport for the English Institute of Sport and with Badminton England which has meant numerous trips to Asia and Europe with our national players. Since 2006 he has also been Physiotherapist to the Police Force and has undergone further Occupational Health related training.